ELKHART, Ind. - Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK) has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of The Progressive Group, a distributor and manufacturer's representative for major name brand electronics operating out of seven locations serving 16 states, primarily in the Midwest and Intermountain regions. Progressive's main customer base includes small, mid-size and large retailers, distributors, and custom installers primarily serving the auto and home electronics, retail, custom integration, and commercial channels.
Progressive's 2015 revenues were approximately $23 million and the Company expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to 2016 net income per share. The net purchase price for Progressive was approximately $11 million.
"The acquisition of Progressive provides the opportunity for Patrick to capitalize on its existing Quest Audio Video electronics platform and nationwide geographic footprint to expand our presence in the electronics distribution market," said Todd Cleveland, Chief Executive Officer of Patrick. "This acquisition is well-aligned with our strategic initiatives and capital allocation strategy and represents an excellent opportunity to diversify our product offerings into new markets including big box retail and custom home and car audio shops, as well as further positioning us to capitalize on the continued growth and upside potential in the residential housing market."
David Russell, founder of Progressive, said, "After more than 15 years in business, Progressive's exceptional team and I are excited to partner with the Patrick organization, which shares our long-term vision to be a premier high-quality distributor and rep firm for the markets we serve."
"We look forward to working alongside David and the Progressive team whose deep product knowledge, quality customer and supplier relationships, and territorial reach represent an ideal platform to enter new markets, capture market share, and expand through acquisition," said Andy Nemeth, President of Patrick. "Additionally, the acquisition allows us to expand our product offering with new and innovative major name brand electronics and components for our customers in both the RV and marine markets. Consistent with previous acquisitions, we will support Progressive with a financial and operational foundation that will allow it to capitalize on its core competencies while preserving the creative entrepreneurial spirit that has been critical to its success."
The acquisition of Progressive was funded under the Company's existing credit facility and includes the acquisition of accounts receivable and inventory. Patrick will continue to operate the business on a stand-alone basis under the Progressive brand name in its existing facilities.
About Patrick Industries
Patrick Industries, Inc. (www.patrickind.com) is a major manufacturer of component products and distributor of building products serving the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, kitchen cabinet, office and household furniture, fixtures and commercial furnishings, marine, and other industrial markets and operates coast-to-coast through locations in 13 states. Patrick's major manufactured products include decorative vinyl and paper laminated panels, countertops, fabricated aluminum products, wrapped profile mouldings, slide-out trim and fascia, cabinet doors and components, hardwood furniture, fiberglass bath fixtures, fiberglass and plastic component products, interior passage doors, RV painting, simulated wood and stone products, and slotwall panels and components. The Company also distributes drywall and drywall finishing products, raw and processed lumber, electronics and audio systems components, wiring, electrical and plumbing products, cement siding, FRP products, interior passage doors, roofing products, laminate and ceramic flooring, shower doors, furniture, fireplaces and surrounds, interior and exterior lighting products, and other miscellaneous products.
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